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Women’s History Month: Authors Tweet Support of Women’s March National School Walk Out

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Women’s March is planning a national school walk out on Wednesday, March 14 in solidarity with the students in Parkland, Florida who have organized a National School Walk Out for March 24.  The purpose of both marches is to bring awareness to the gun violence epidemic in the U.S. and to advocate for common sense gun laws that help keep both our children and our schools safe. Another walk out is scheduled for March 24 and is being organized by March For Our Lives, the organization started by Stoneman Douglas survivors. Wednesday’s March, organized by Women’s March youth group EMPOWER, will begin at 10:00 am EST and last 17 minutes— one minute for each of those lives lost at Stoneman Douglas…

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Words of Wisdom from Judy Blume: 10 Favorite Quotes

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content.  We are eternally grateful for everything Judy Blume has given us. Her books have been a guide to relationships, growing up, overcoming grief, and learning to stand on your own. Bookish has rounded up some favorite words of wisdom from Blume. Some are from books, some are from interviews, and all are sure to inspire you. “Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. To experience adventure or to be limited by the fear of it.” —Tiger Eyes “I never planned to become an activist but things happen. You either take action or you don’t.…

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Authors Tweet Support for Women’s Marches Around the World

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It’s safe to say that the women’s march in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, January 21, was a huge success. The peaceful rally drew people from all over the world, with satellite marches popping up in cities across the globe (including Antartica!). The numbers are still rolling in, but some sites are reporting that there was an estimated three times the amount of people at the march than there were at Trump’s Inauguration the day before. Many popular authors attended marches around the country, and they took to Twitter to talk about it: Judy Blume tweeted a photo from the Key West march in Florida:   Stephen King joined a rally in Sarasota:   Elizabeth Gilbert shared some of the signs she saw at the…

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4 YA Book-to-Movie Adaptations You Didn’t See (But Definitely Should)!

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As a huge YA reader, I’m the first one in line when one of my favorite books gets turned into a movie. It’s even more fun if the crowd is just as excited, waiting for days to get tickets, or even staying up all night for a midnight showing. But for every The Hunger Games, there are still those small or indie adaptations that don’t necessarily get the love they deserve. Which is a shame, as some of the more obscure films blow the big-budget blockbusters out of the water. So in the spirit of fairness, here are four YA book-to-movie adaptations that you’ve probably never heard of, but should go watch immediately: How I Live Now (2013) I first read How…

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Betsy-Tacy: The most beloved book series you never heard of

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“[As] far as I can tell, a young adult novel is a regular novel that people actually read.” – Stephen Colbert to author John Green on The Colbert Report, June 23, 2014 Ask Meg Cabot, Judy Blume or Anna Quindlen which authors inspired them and one of the answers might surprise you:  Maud Hart Lovelace. Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace may just be the best book series you have never heard of. This series of 13 books spans children’s and young adult literature as the author relates her own, somewhat idyllic, life in the early 20th century, set in fictional Deep Valley, Minnesota. The books chronicle the instant lifelong friendship of three friends, Betsy, Tacy and Tib, from the moment Betsy…

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HBO’s GIRLS leaves us craving for more–here are three Girl-like books you need to read

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Full-frontal nudity, jokes about rehab, role-playing gone horribly wrong – OK, OK, we admit it: we’re already missing HBO’s GIRLS. Season three ended in March, but it seems like only yesterday we were watching Hannah prance around in her tattoos (and not much else), or cringing at Marnie’s cheesy music video to “What I Am.” Now we have to wait almost a year until season four airs. Not to get all Hannah-dramatic, but why God, why? When we last left our favorite 20-something foursome, Hannah was clutching an acceptance letter from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, Jessa was flirting with sobriety, Shoshanna had spun into a Ray-filled rage, and Marnie was still lost in love. Will Hannah end up in a…

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Are you there, Judy? It’s us, your fans

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As National Library Week draws to a close, BookTrib had the pleasure of talking to bestselling authors Laura Lippman and Megan Abbott about the importance of libraries and especially about the role this year’s Honorary Chair, Judy Blume, in their lives as writers and readers. Lippman’s current novel, After I’m Gone, is out now and Abbott’s next book, The Fever, will be out in June. When did you get your first library card? Do you still have it? Laura Lippman: My first library card was earned at the Garrison branch of the Baltimore City library system (aka the Enoch Pratt) after I learned to write my name, a la Rufus Moffat. I think you had to surrender the old one…

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Ten most memorable lines from literature by female authors

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In this second installment of BookTrib’s continuing series that aims to bring you, dear reader, 50 of the most memorable lines in literature, you’ll have lots of fodder for those late-night trivia sessions at the bar. Or just some pithy responses to everyday questions. How do you work classic literature into your daily life? And, as always, we welcome your suggestions in the comments. Books and the literary lifestyle thrive when shared. As an added bonus, since 2014 is the Year of Reading Women, this week’s installment offers ten brilliant gems from women writers.   1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Advice as easily applicable as to writing as it is to how we live our lives, Atticus…

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